Two new characters join the fray in Tales of Zestiria
posted on 08.05.14 at 11:12 PM EDT by (@iiotenki)
Two renowned soldiers for the price of one update.


Word has come out from Japan about two additional characters entering the cast of Tales of Zestiria. While there’s no art nor screenshots of them, short profiles have nevertheless been released, the translations of which you can find below.

Sergei Strelka (voiced by Hideyuki Hori)

“Sorey, I come to you, a doshi, as a humbled man. Will you please find out the truth behind the Cardinal?”

Sergei is the head of a band of knights associated with the Rolance Empire. A fiery man, he’s earned deep respect from his troops for his loyalty to the empire and dedication to the common people. With combat capabilities that exceed those of a normal person, he can even respond to attacks he can’t see from members of the Family of Heaven.

Lucas (voiced by Takanori Hoshino)

Lucas is a legendary mercenary who’s known is as known as far up as the top generals within both major powers. The mercenary group under his command is so strong that they can stand toe to toe with the main forces of conventional armies. As of right now, he’s under the employ of the Hyland Kingdom.

Tales of Zestiria’s release date remains forthcoming.

Thanks to Nore139 via Games Talk.

  • KingNigma

    Welcome Sergei and Lucas

    Edit: I take that back none of this is about a playable Maltran. Irrelevant.

  • Unretributed

    Another Adult female please.

  • Bonn Bo

    please be playable characters

  • 罪罰

    Actually no boobs, sorry man.

  • Victor Wesker

    Are you out of your mind? If you continue buy every game which has Bewbs you just lose all you money. Stop it. If you need Bewbs just go get real girl.

  • RyoonZ

    Really dissapointed about Maltran not being party member. I bet she became villain at some point too :(
    At least we’ll have lots of pixiv out there.

  • fyi1191

    If I read correctly, both new characters are male. Are you lusting for man bewbs now?

  • Kenny ケニー

    Your comment make me sick…

    • TheBlackRabbit

      He is but a simple man.

  • Warboss Aohd

    Russian Knight Commander?

    i’m down

    also gotta dig badass Mercenaries.

  • Bart Fatima

    please be characters we can play with. The cast is little odd right now, however i do love how Bandai Namco is frequent with the updates

  • Duc PC-QB

    No loli yet what the hell ???

    • Budgiecat

      *540 degree tornado kick punts you*


      And Edna ?

      • Duc PC-QB

        Too old

        • desponent

          Age have nothing to do with being a loli :<

          • Duc PC-QB

            Sorry I mean by the way she looks

        • kao

          Dude, the game already has its obligatory loli and edna barely looks 10, how young do you want em to be, toddlers?

    • Sky

      That love for loli’s is so strong..

  • Sky

    Sounds interesting. I’m curious to see Lucas.

  • PrinceHeir


  • kao

    these are both sounding a lot like some future bosses. And Sergei is so good he can fight or “react” to people that are invisible to him…ok.

  • LunarHaven

    Hell yeah! Let’s hope the cool chick in the pic joins and is playable!

    • Stryker_X20

      Dunno about Maltran, but Sergei seems to be a possible teammate.

  • Samsara09

    People really nned to chill about maltran.When the playable caracters were annouced,they got an entire page,along with their desginer and weapons.Maltran got neither.

    • kao

      meh, I really don’t see the big deal either, her design isnt all that appealing(at least for me) and the first time I saw the reveal I thought it’d obviously be another boss character.

      • Budgiecat

        not moe enough for Duc PC-QB

        • kao

          I prefer adult protagonist too(raven and jade are my favorite tales characters) but when it comes to the tales series(especially since it’s a Jrpg), that ship has sailed a long time ago. It’s a world that revolves around teenagers and anyone over 20 is an “oldman”.

          I don’t care if maltran’s an adult, I just don’t like the design(I also don’t like slay’s poncho/cape, dezel’s face hiding hat and the obligatory loli but that’s another story).

    • Budgiecat

      sorry. It’s just some people would like to play as an adult female with normal face and body proportions for once…

      • KOKAYI5

        She looks good to me. Most tales games have varied cast members and ages. I hope she’s playable but I doubt it. They refuse to reveal the last playable character.

  • gulabjamal

    Two new characters join the fray… Not the “forey”?? -__-

  • Jesse

    I hope not all the characters come from these medieval towns. I’d like some variety in culture.